Idly in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is idly a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word idly is a Scrabble US word. The word idly is worth 8 points in Scrabble:

I1D2L1Y4

Is idly a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word idly is a Scrabble UK word and has 8 points:

I1D2L1Y4

Is idly a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word idly is a Words With Friends word. The word idly is worth 8 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

I1D2L2Y3

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Valid words made from Idly

You can make 7 words from 'idly' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'idly'

IDLY 8IDYL 8

3 letters words from 'idly'

LID 4YID 7

2 letters words from 'idly'

DI 3ID 3
LI 2 

All 4 letters words made out of idly

idly dily ildy lidy dliy ldiy idyl diyl iydl yidl dyil ydil ilyd liyd iyld yild lyid ylid dlyi ldyi dyli ydli lydi yldi

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word idly. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in idly.

Definitions and meaning of idly

idly

Alternative forms

  • idlely (obsolete)
  • idlily (rare)

Etymology

From Middle English idely, ydelly, idelliche, from Old English īdellīċe, equivalent to idle +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈaɪd(ə)lɪ/

Adverb

idly (comparative more idly, superlative most idly)

  1. Without specific purpose, intent or effort. [from 9th c.]
    I idly played with the paper, not even realizing I was folding it into a paper airplane.
  2. In an idle manner. [from 14th c.]

Translations

References

  • James A. H. Murray [et al.], editors (1884–1928), “Idly”, in A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles (Oxford English Dictionary), volume V (H–K), London: Clarendon Press, OCLC 15566697, page 24, column 2.

Anagrams

  • idyl, ylid

Source: wiktionary.org
  • IDLE, inactive.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)